Play Apr 25
Play Jan 28

DJ Zaz Brown – Mingle Music for Sophistos

I’d like to sincerely apologize to you all who tuned into my shows before. I did not realize that most of the tracks were recorded to Mono, robbing you of a good experience.

Now that I’ve gotten the technical mishaps out of the way, I went straight analog to give you all something jazzy to sip dark brown stuff too. Crush velvet jackets are optional but highly advised.

Got some heavy hitting artists doing their thing, providing a soundtrack for you to feel mackish to. Most of this is vinyl so I left in the snaps and pops for nostalgia. That’s how it should be unless you got it like that. I through one single from Smoke City in the mix off the digital (promo copy) but that was it. Outro was an amazing last minute find…part two is coming. It’s getting cold out so might as well give ya’ll something smooth to entertain other sophistos with.

Stay Tuned…

Track list:
Lalo Schifrin – Fortune Tellers
Dr. Buzzard/Original Savanna Band – Soraya/March of the Nignes
Billy Cobham – Bolinas
Roy Ayers – Don’t you Say No
Herb Alpert – The Factory
Herbie Hancock – Trust Me
Anita Baker – Mystery
Lonnie Liston Smith – Visions Of a World (Phases I & II)
Maynard Ferguson – The Cheshire Cat
Smoke City – Numbers
Ronnie Laws – Segue (from Solid Ground album)


Play Oct 30

Us and Us Episode 23

Us & Us: “Self-evident…”
A Motion Mixtape for Phuture Frequency
Transmitting from Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Supplying musical therapy by way of vinyl, CD, cassette, and MP3

“To be Black and conscious in America is to be in a constant state of rage.” – James Baldwin

This mix was inspired by a number of things, but primarily the murder of Trayvon Martin, the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, and the increased need for self-love in the weeks and months that followed. Other factors include the spirit of resistance, rebellion, and reflection during Black August as well as an Afrofuturism mix that King Britt put together a few months back which has taken up permanent residence within my MP3 player. Beyond that, as a music lover and a selector, sometimes you wonder what might happen if certain cuts got together and had an exchange, which pretty much describes Us & Us as a whole.

The piece featuring Dr. John is a Charles Mingus cover from a wonderful collection entitled *Weird Nightmare: Meditations On Mingus.* It came out in 1992 and was my introduction to Mingus’s work. If there’s anything that I’m thankful for in 2013, it’s learning about the cosmic blues of my new favorite artist, Lonnie Holley. I’ve been wanting to play the Menagerie cut for a while and I had to represent for the Donky Pitch label, particularly The Range, who can do no wrong in my eyes right now.

Always a blessing to come through and play some tunes for y’all. Hope you enjoy…

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(“am i clear…this morning, y’all? am i CLEAR…this mornin’, y’all?”)

Track list:
1. The Black Voices – We Must Love Black People [Ala]
2. Roy Brooks & The Artistic Truth – Black Survival [Soul Jazz]
3. Public Works – Do You Think It’s An Accident [Staalplaat]
4. Keyboard Kid 206 – Seattle Based Party [Donky Pitch]
5. High Priest – Soma 1128 [Mille Plateaux]
6. Shabazz Palaces – Free Press And Curl [Sub Pop]
7. Eddie Kendricks – My People…Hold On [Harmless]
8. J Dilla – People [Stones Throw]
9. Lonnie Holley – Looking For All (All Rendered Truth) [Dust-To-Digital]
10. Dr. John – Freedom [Columbia]
11. Wanda Robinson – Paranoia [Perception/Breathless]
12. Sekou Sundiata – Space [Mouth Almighty/Polygram]
13. Jasiri X – New Nat Turners [Bandcamp]
14. The Range – Jamie [Donky Pitch]
15. Nikki Giovanni – Introduction to In The Spirit of Martin [KBOO/Free Music Archive]
16. Menagerie – The Quietening [Tru Thoughts]
17. Twit One – Nile Cruise [Cosmic Co mpositions/Bandcamp]
18. Theo Parrish feat. Craig Huckaby – Black Music [Sound Signature]
19. Roberta Flack – Go Up Moses [Atlantic]
20. Dick Gregory – American History [Poppy]
21. Archie Shepp – Blues For Brother George Jackson [Harmless]
22. Phil Upchurch – Black Gold [Cadet]
23. Gary Bartz NTU Troop – The Drinking Song [Soul Jazz]
24. Attica Blues – 3ree (A Means To Be) {What Boundaries? Remix feat. The Antipop Consortium) [Mo’ Wax]

Play Sep 27

Mr Bongo Brazilian Favourites

Starting a new show for Phuture Frequency’s ‘Motion Mixtapes’ podcast, Graham Luckhurst of the established Mr Bongo Records, takes you through an hour of his favourite Brazilian tracks.

Track list:
J Dilla – Brazilian Groove
Claudia – Deixa Eu Dizer
Dora Lopes – Tostao Nao Tem Troco
Nara Leao – Cacara
Odair Cabeca – Isso Que e Bonito
Quarteto Novo – Misturada
Wan Trio – Selvagem
Cizinha Pra Fazer – Um Samba
Wilson Simonal – Que Pena
Jorge Ben – Pula Bau
Claudia – Baoba
Padre Miguel – Só No Apito
Os Originais do Samba – Lá Vem Salgueiro
Cyro Aguiar – Rei do Maracatu
Clara Nunes – Moreno de Angola
Antonio Adollfo – Cascavel
Baden Powell & Mauricio Einhorn – Consolacao
Luis Carlos Vinhas – Ye Mele
Jorge Ben – Anjo Azul

Play Jun 5

Us & Us Episode 21

Us & Us: “a soundtrack for reluctant disciples…”
A Motion Podcast Episode for April 2013
Transmitting from Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Supplying musical therapy by way of vinyl, CD, cassette, and MP3

This is probably an odd way to reintroduce yourself after you’ve been away for several months, but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

An unconventional hymnal inspired by the Lenten season. Sermon excerpts from Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue and Bishop W. Darin Moore. Let us all rise for the call to worship.

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(“as time keeps on changing, at times you will find it unkind when your life’s rearranging, yet GOD IS AMAZING…”)

Track list:
1. John Rydgren (Silhouette Segments) – An Offering In Music [Silhouette]
2. Andy Mineo – Live From The Highest Rock: Basement Freestyle Vol. 2.5 [Young, Brash & Gifted]
3. Son House – John The Revelator [Biograph]
4. Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir – Medley: Dr. Watts Hymn / Disciples Prayer [Light In The Attic]
5. Rodena Preston & The Voices Of Deliverance – Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone [Birthright]
6. Oh.Bliv – Send It On Down [Just Plain Sounds]
7. Beautiful Eulogy – The String That Ties Us [Humble Beast]
8. Lecrae – Miconception (feat. Propaganda and Beautiful Eulogy) [Reach]
9. Beautiful Eulogy – Entitlement [Humble Beast]
10. Daru Jones – Everything Change pt3 [Bandcamp]
11. James Pants – The Eyes Of The Lord [Stones Throw]
12. Prince – The Work pt. 1 [Redline Entertainment]
13. The Gospel Soul Revivals – If Jesus Came Today [Numero Group]
14. Michael W . Smith – Looking Up [Reunion]
15. The Relatives – Evil World [Heavy Light]
16. Bela Fleck – Jesus Is The Only Answer [Rounder]
17. Propaganda – Forgive Me For Asking [Humble Beast]
18. MUTE – I Was In Hell (It Took Me) [blocSonic]
19. Daru Jones – Endure The Pain [Bandcamp]
20. 14KT – AsWe (Continue) [Mello Music Group]
21. Just Plain Ant – Love Is God [blocSonic]
22. Boogalu – Psalm 73 [Humble Beast]
23. Judy Mackenzie – New Song [Second Coming]
24. Gospel Artistics – Lord Is It I [Soul Jazz]
25. Tavares – The Judgement Day [Capitol]
26. The Hastings Street Jazz Experience – Yes Lord [Soul Jazz]
27. Fishbone – Iration [Columbia]

Play Apr 17

Us & Us Episode 20

Us & Us: “Within Reason…”
A Motion Podcast Episode for September 2012
Transmitting from Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Supplying musical therapy by way of vinyl, CD, cassette, and MP3

A lot going on in this one. Getting my free jazz on here and there with the likes of Don Cherry and RareBit, then moving more to the head nod side of things with Visioneers and

Shigeto. A little hip-hop, some soundtrack pieces, experimental cuts, as well as some next level instrumental science from the likes of Beat Inc., Keyboard Kid, and The Range.

Organized Konfusion checks in with DJ Spooky, a personal favorite from DJ Krush featuring C.L. Smooth, and Oddisee messes around with a Metronomy joint. Beyond that,

Damon Albarn, Tony Allen, and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers team up as Rocket Juice & The Moon for a quick afrobeat interlude.

All that and a lot more. Just a little something to chill out to. Hope you enjoy it…

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(“clear some space out so we can space out…”)

Track list:
1. V/VM – Time For Reflection // Why? [V/VM]
2. Russ Burgess – Meditation [Russ Burgess]
3. Vladimir Cosma – Gorodish [Rykodisc]
4. Eddie Gale – Black Rhythm Happening [Blue Note]
5. Don Cherry – Teo-Teo-Can (excerpt) [Actuel/Charly]
6. RareBit – Convergence [Non Projects]
7. Visioneers – Swahililand [BBE]
8. Shigeto – Huron River Drive [Ghostly International]
9. Beat Inc. – Black Tea Morning [Original Cultures]
10. Shabazz Palaces – Recollections of the Wraith [Sub Pop]
11. DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid – Rekonstruction (Rhyme and Reason Mix) [Bar None]
12. Kemélions – Purple Oranges [Zoo Street]
13. The Prunes – Somethin’ Funky [New Breed]
14. DJ Krush – Only The Strong Survive (with C.L. Smooth) [Mo’ Wax]
15. Sharpshooters – Heavyweight (Round 1) [Conception]
16. T-Love – Witch-Bitch? (The B-Girl Anthem) (Acapella) [Ninja Tune]
17. Willie Hutch – Ain’t That (Mellow , Mellow) [Motown]
18. Rocket Juice & The Moon – Forward Sweep [Honest Jon’s Records]
19. Tangerine Dream – Starting The Day Off Right [Varèse Sarabande]
20. Saturn Never Sleeps – Hearts On Fire [Saturn Never Sleeps]
21. Jesse Futerman – What Have I Got? (feat. DJ Alibi) [Bandcamp]
22. Mo Kolours – Temi [One Handed Music]
23. Steve Reich – Come Out [Elektra/Nonesuch]
24. Laurel Halo – Wow [Hyperdub]
25. Plastikman – Okx [Novamute]
26. Galapagoose – Weight [Magical Properties]
27. Keyboard Kid – Life’s Real World 2 Gil [Southern Hospitality]
28. Oddisee – The Gold Is Mine [Bandcamp]
29. The Range – Nothing Left [Donky Pitch]
30. Beastie Boys – Twenty Questions [Capitol]
31. Joakim – Peter Pan Over The Bronx [!K7]

Play Sep 19

BeltDriven Radio Show 27th August 09

Big Mama Thornton – Hound Dog
Salt N Pepa – Tramp
The Fat Back Band – Yum Yum
EPMD – Strictly Business
Whitney Houston – Million Dollar Bill
Atmosphere – Vibration Is Sound
Young Gun – The Code
The Treacherous Three – Body Rock
Juice Aleem – First Lesson (Rude Kid Remix)
Max Romeo – Wet Dreams
The Mad Lads – Patch My Heart
Spoonie Gee – The Godfather
Big Al Downing – Gimme Some Loving
Usher ft. Lil John + Ludacris – Yeah (Wack Rappers of the week)
Capital Letters – Smoking My Ganja
Ace Of Base – Don’t Turn Around
James Brown – Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
Large Professor ft. Nas – One Plus One
Billy Garner – I Got Some
Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People
Rick James – Dance With You
Foreign Beggars – Reach Out
Hansel The Unicorn – Rat Faced Girl
Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder
The Scientist – Ganja Dub
The Notorious B.I.G – One More Chance
Pharaoh Munch – Desire
De La Soul, Jungle Brothers + A Tribe Called Quest – Buddy
Large Professor – Sunrise
Russell Young – No Good
Bobby Day – Rockin Robin
The Undisputed Truth – You + Me = Love


Play Sep 9

Oscar’s Springtime for old 78’s

PanamaHatA selection of fingersnapping, dusty and crackling ol’ 78s goodness, to take along with you on your sunny cruise down the springtime river.

Dick Haymes – It might as well be spring

Mr. Ero – My darling Rose

Max Harris and His Novelty Trio – Peg o’ my heart

Noubar Bey – Fantaisie Maggiar

Fernando Velches – Flor de Petenera

Lou Preager – Cruising down the river

Jack Kauffman – I’ll see you in C-U-B-A

Blue Ribbon Boys – Futuristic Jungleism

Louis Armstrong – Peanut vendor

Duke Ellington – Rockin’ in rhythm

The Andrew Sisters – Aurora

The Carter Family – Keep on the sunny side

Jonuzi Me Shokët – Vome Kabé

Caterina Valente – The Breeze and I (Andalucia)

Charles King and Elisabeth Brice – That Hula Hula

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – Rhapsody in Blue, Parts 1 and 2

Henry Burr – Come down, ma ev’ning star

Play Jul 30

Stuck in the Past – May 31, 2009

Street Smartz – Problemz
The Custodian of Records – Midnight Artistry feat. Solzalez
Bahamadia – Rugged Ruff
KRS-One – Outta Here
Dollabin – Every Record
De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
Sharpshooters – Analyze
Milkbone – Keep it Real
Cyne – Electric Blue
Tha Connection – Royale
El Michels Affair – Heaven & Hell
Qwel & Jackson Jones – Getting Over

My interview with The Custodian of Records

Play Jun 1

Nunki – Soul and Funk Selection (March ’08)

A selection of timeless soul music from the 60’s & 70’s

Foxy – Mademoiselle [BBE]
Bill Withers – Keep on using me [CBS]
James Mason – Sweet power your embrace [Luv n Haight]
Jean Stanback – The next man [Mankind]
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man [Atlantic]
Labi Saffire – I got the [Stateside]
Spanky Wilson – Sunshine of your love [BGP Records]
Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed Delivered [Bellaphon]
Solomon Burke – Everybody need somebody to love [Atlantic]
Ruby Johnson – Come to me my darling [Stax]
Sharon Jones – Genuine [Daptone Records]
Roy Ayers – Life is just a moment pt 1 & 2 [Ubquity]
Patti Drew – Hard to handle [Capitol Records]
Lyn Collins – Think (about it) [People Records]

Play Aug 29